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Affordable Housing In East St Louis
St Clair County, Illinois

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In East St Louis

Rush Senior Gardens

1520 Bond Ave
East St Louis, Illinois
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Parsons Place

N 18th St and Parsons Ave
East St Louis, Illinois

Central City Apartments

1421 Bowman St
East St Louis, Illinois

Parsons Place Phase II

1900 Lynch Ave
East St Louis, Illinois
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Housing Authorities that serve East St Louis

Housing Authority Programs
St. Clair County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in East St Louis, Illinois

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 413 affordable apartments for rent in East St Louis, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in East St Louis, Illinois

East St Louis features 53 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in East St Louis, Illinois

There are 360 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in East St Louis.

Housing Choice Vouchers in East St Louis, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay East St Louis landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in East St Louis.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in East St Louis, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $815 and $996.

2020 East St Louis, Illinois Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $633 $701 $905 $1,185 $1,395
Payment Standard Range $570 to $696 $631 to $771 $815 to $996 $1,067 to $1,304 $1,256 to $1,535

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

East St Louis, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 413
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 53
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $19,520 ±$1,545
Median Rent $541 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.42% ± 5.21pp
Total Population 26,689

Population and Household Demographics

East St Louis is a city in St Clair County, Illinois with a population of 26,689. There are 10,480 households in the city with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 56.19% of households in East St Louis are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in East St Louis

The median gross income for households in East St Louis is $19,520 a year, or $1,627 a month. The median rent for the city is $541 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In East St Louis, a household making less than $1,803 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.42% of households who rent are overburdened in East St Louis.

Area Median Income In East St Louis

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For East St Louis, the AMI is calculated from all households within St Clair County.

In East St Louis, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,900

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in East St Louis

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in East St Louis

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,400 $19,900 $22,400 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,050 $33,200 $37,350 $41,450 $44,800 $48,100 $51,400 $54,750
80% of Median $46,450 $53,050 $59,700 $66,300 $71,650 $76,950 $82,250 $87,550